Environmental Policy and Practice - SO539

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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6 15 (7.5)

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2017-18

Overview

This module aims to give you an understanding of the ways in which governments have attempted to address environmental issues such as climate change, energy security and pollution control. It discusses the role of government and other interest groups in formulating and implementing environmental policy, the various forms of policy mechanism that are employed, and the constraints upon their effective implementation.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

11 weekly lectures and seminars, each of one hour

Availability

Available 2016/17

Method of assessment

50% coursework (one essay and a presentation) and 50% 2-hour written examination (summer term)

Preliminary reading

Carter N (2007) The Politics of the Environment (2nd edition)
Connolly J & Smith G (2012) Politics and the Environment: From Theory to Practice (3rd edition)
Beder, S Environmental Principles (2006)
Roberts, J. Environmental Policy (2011)
Garner, R. Environmental Politics, 3rd edition (2011)

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

You will gain an understanding of the problems and dilemmas involved in the formation and implementation of public policies on environmental issues
the strengths and weaknesses of policies on climate change, waste, energy and pollution
general policy principles and practices such as ecological modernisation, sustainable development and the role of citizen action in making and changing environmental policies

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